Mint-Mallow Chocolate Cups Recipe
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Mint-Mallow Chocolate Cups Recipe

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These cute filled chocolate cups get gobbled up whenever I set them out. The fluffy mint filling pairs well with the chocolate.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour + chilling
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 3 drops red or green food coloring
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint and/or spearmint candies, divided

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 89 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 16mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Brush evenly on the inside of 18 foil miniature muffin cup liners. Refrigerate until set. Add a second coat of chocolate; chill until set.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, cook and stir marshmallows and milk until marshmallows are melted. Remove from the heat. Stir in the extracts, food coloring and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until thickened.
  3. Carefully peel liners from the chocolate cups and discard. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in marshmallow mixture and 2 tablespoons crushed candies. Spoon into chocolate cups. Sprinkle with remaining candies. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Mint-Mallow Chocolate Cups in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p73

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A.Cullen User ID: 7198504 89618
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"Diabetic friendly?!!! It contains chocolate, and not the low sugar variety, and MARSHMALLOWS which are so high in sugar, I use them to treat hypoglycaemia."

maryvandorin User ID: 1430948 156010
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"The chocolate gets soft pretty quick when out of the refrigerator."

Sydly User ID: 1137778 162992
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009

"These are amazing and so easy! They're very refreshing after a big dinner when you don't want a heavy dessert. You HAVE TO use the foil cups though... trust me on this one! ;)"

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